FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST
Terrorism, Multi-Victim Killers, Bullying

Expert Witness

Dr. Seifert is a forensic psychologist with over 30 years of research and clinical experience in the areas of violence and sexual offending. She is listed as an expert witness for the military and is available to evaluate offenders, assess their risk to the community, recommend treatment options, and testify on her findings and research in court.
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Speaker & Guest Lecturer

Dr. Seifert has lectured internationally and is highly sought after speaker to address conventions, discussion forums, think tanks and gatherings of mental health, criminal justice and education professionals. She has spoken across the world in countries such as Switzerland, Canada, the Netherlands, and across the United States. Dr. Seifert has been involved in conferences and events such as Maryland Psychological Association Annual Conference, Pennsylvania's NAMI Cherry Blossom Charity Ball, and the Conference on the Federal Response to Reducing Gun Violence, which took place following the Sandy Hook tragedy and was headlined by Vice President Joe Biden.



Media Expert

Dr. Kathryn Seifert is a renowned expert, with over thirty years of experience, and a leading voice internationally, in the areas of violence, mental health, criminal justice and addictions. Dr. Seifert has frequently appeared on national television networks to discuss violence and mental health issues. She has interviewed on Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, the Huffington Post Live, Discovery ID, Fox News, and CBC in Canada amongst others. Dr. Seifert has also appeared on numerous radio shows and local television programs.



Consulting

Stress Management/Team Conflict - Social workers, healthcare professionals, and emergency professionals experience a tremendous amount of constant stress and trauma on the job, leading to burnout, drug abuse, and physical breakdown. Help take the weight of the world off their shoulders! An expert on treating trauma through stress management techniques, Dr. Seifert is available to offer monthly stress management workshops for your agency or organization. She's also available to mediate and resolve conflicts between agencies and teams.

Violence Prevention/Risk Assessment - Screen out problem employees before you have a lawsuit on your hands. Dr. Seifert can consult with you to develop screening tools for assessing the risk of violence and sexual offending in the workplace. This is especially critical for organizations working closely with youth, women, and the survivors of past trauma. Dr. Seifert can devise a program to help you deal with severely problematic employees suffering from depression, addiction, and post-traumatic stress.

Supporting Grants Through Research - No one is giving away money these days without seeing some results. Everybody is looking for evidence-based practice. A published forensic psychologist and researcher, Dr. Seifert has expertise proving whether your grant-funded programs are making a difference. This will help you secure additional funding, continue programs, and initiative new programs based on solid research.



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Abstract
Assessments to identify the probable risk that a young person will commit an
act of violence in the future has evolved since the 1990's from unaided clinical
judgment to clinical risk and needs tools that inform treatment. The measure of
validity has become the ROC which measures the correct classification rate of
events which occur in low frequency. A new evolving standard of functionality
for risk assessment tools is incorporating recommendations for evidence based
treatment into the risk instrument. Research is continuing on two instruments
by the author, the CARE2 and the AVRRT. The CARE2 measures the risk of future
violence and treatment needs of youth with histories of chronic violence and
delinquent behavior. The AVRRT measures the relative risk of violence and
treatment needs of young people that are severely psychotic or on the Autism
spectrum and delusional, paranoid, socially awkward, narcissistic, not in treatment
and facing a significant major life stressor. Research on both instruments will be
described, as well as comparisons with similar tools will be provided. The CARE2
has had 1 major study by the author in 2007. Research at Salisbury University
is in its 2nd year. The results indicate that the CARE2 has good reliability and
validity which is comparable other risk assessment tools. Additionally the CARE2
uses items weighted by correlation with future violence, gender and age norms,
norms for children below the age of 12, and recommendations for interventions
using evidence based and promising practices. The AVRRT has one study by the
Author in 2014 establishing a profile for a second distinct groups of violent males.
Keywords: Youth violence; Youth violence risk assessment; Evidence based
practice; Risk assessment; Youth violence intervention; Chronic violence;
Psychotic violence; Autism spectrum violence


Research on Youth Violence Risk/Needs Assessments